Nikon D610 vs Nikon D780

Nikon D610 front
Nikon D780 front

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D780 Key Specs

Nikon D610
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Push to 25600)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 850g - 141 x 113 x 82mm
  • Launched October 2013
  • Superseded the Nikon D600
Nikon D780
(Full Review)
  • 25MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Raise to 204800)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 840g - 144 x 116 x 76mm
  • Announced January 2020
  • Old Model is Nikon D750
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Nikon D610 vs Nikon D780 Overview

On this page, we are matching up the Nikon D610 vs Nikon D780, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras and both are offered by Nikon. The sensor resolution of the D610 (24MP) and the D780 (25MP) is fairly well matched and both cameras have the same sensor sizing (Full frame).

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The D610 was released 7 years before the D780 which is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras have the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before going right into a more detailed comparison, here is a simple highlight of how the D610 matches up vs the D780 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D610 over the Nikon D780

 D610 D780 

Reasons to pick Nikon D780 over the Nikon D610

 D780 D610 
AnnouncedJanuary 2020October 2013More modern by 76 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution2359k921kCrisper display (+1438k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Nikon D610 and Nikon D780

 D610 D780 
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Display dimensions3.2"3.2"Equal display measurement
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D780 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to carry around your camera frequently, you'll have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Nikon D610 has got exterior dimensions of 141mm x 113mm x 82mm (5.6" x 4.4" x 3.2") having a weight of 850 grams (1.87 lbs) whilst the Nikon D780 has dimensions of 144mm x 116mm x 76mm (5.7" x 4.6" x 3.0") accompanied by a weight of 840 grams (1.85 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you choose at that moment. Here is a front view overall size comparison of the D610 against the D780.

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D780 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the D610 and D780 is 56 and 57 respectively.

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D780 top view buttons comparison

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D780 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's tough to envision the difference between sensor sizes purely by looking at specs. The image below will help give you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the D610 and D780.

All in all, both of the cameras have the same sensor dimensions but not the same resolution. You should anticipate the Nikon D780 to give greater detail as a result of its extra 1 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop photos a bit more aggressively. The more aged D610 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D780 sensor size comparison

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D780 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D610 vs Nikon D780 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D610 Portrait photography features
Nikon D780 Portrait photography features
manual focus
megapixel count good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
supports face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
you can focus manually
high MP (25MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
features face detect focus
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon D610 Street photography factors
Nikon D780 Street photography factors
sensor size is large (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
environment sealing
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
screen tilts up and down
sensor size is great (Full frame)
saves RAW files
includes touch to focus
weather proofing
above average ISO range (51,200)
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon D610
Sports photography with Nikon D780
megapixel count good (24MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
supports tracking focus
environment sealing
supports phase detect AF
max frames per second very slow (6.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
high MP (25MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
features tracking focus
weather proofing
good battery (2,260 shots)
has phase detect auto focus
lack of image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon D610
Travel photography with Nikon D780
environment sealing
megapixel count good (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
good battery (2,260 shots)
weather proofing
supports bluetooth
includes touch to focus
high MP (25 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon D610 Landscape photography features
Nikon D780 Landscape photography features
manual focus
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
good sized screen (3.2 inches)
megapixel count good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
environment sealing
has double storage slots
no image stabilization
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inches)
high MP (25MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
above average ISO range (51,200)
saves RAW files
weather proofing
good battery (2,260 per charge)
two card slots
lack of image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon D610
Vlogging with Nikon D780
supports face detect focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with mic port
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
touchscreen functionality
features face detect focus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
has mic socket
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
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Nikon D610 vs Nikon D780 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D610 and Nikon D780
 Nikon D610Nikon D780
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon D610 Nikon D780
Type Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Launched 2013-10-08 2020-01-07
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Expeed 3 Expeed 6
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor dimensions 35.9 x 24mm 35.9 x 23.9mm
Sensor area 861.6mm² 858.0mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 25 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 6016 x 4016 6048 x 4024
Highest native ISO 6400 51200
Highest boosted ISO 25600 204800
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Minimum boosted ISO - 50
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 39 51
Cross focus points 9 15
Lens mount Nikon F Nikon F
Available lenses 309 309
Crop factor 1 1
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display diagonal 3.2 inches 3.2 inches
Display resolution 921 thousand dots 2,359 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Display technology TFT LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x 0.7x
Slowest shutter speed 30s 900s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/8000s
Continuous shooting rate 6.0 frames/s 7.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain no built-in flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/200s -
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Wireless Optional Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes
GPS Optional None
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 850 grams (1.87 lb) 840 grams (1.85 lb)
Physical dimensions 141 x 113 x 82mm (5.6" x 4.4" x 3.2") 144 x 116 x 76mm (5.7" x 4.6" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 94 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 25.1 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 14.4 not tested
DXO Low light score 2925 not tested
Battery life 900 images 2260 images
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL15 EN-EL15b
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible)
Card slots 2 2
Cost at launch $1,600 $2,297